Day in history for August 1, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The Illinois Central Railroad began building a granary at Chicago 200 feet long by 100 feet wide and over 100 feet high.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The office of the Port Byron Lime Association was entered early in the morning by burglars. The safe was blown open but it contained only about $10. No trace of the burglars had been discovered by late afternoon.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- J.T. Francis resigned as sales manager for the Rock Island Plow Company, a post he had held for 13 years. He was to accept a similar bid with a firm in South Bend, Ind.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Robert Fisher, 25, of Davenport, carrying three automatic pistols, was arrested in a Moline hotel at 10:50 last night, just six hours after he had held up and robbed a brokerage house of $650 cash.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Picketers with placards turned out early this morning at the main gate of the John Deere Planter Works, Moline, as the UAW-CIO called a strike at the four Deere plants in Moline and East Moline and four in Iowa.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Beth Trego, 8, of Moline, was crowned ''Miss Moline Playground'' this week at Prospect Park. Her mother, Judy Trego, was ''Miss Moline Playground'' in 1957.
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